Questions tagged [tables]

{tables} is about the tabular environment and related packages such as {array}, {booktabs}, {tabularx}, {tabu} and {longtable}. For questions about the table environment (i.e., about floating or positioning), use {floats} instead.

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Tabular: title above and caption below?

I have a table that I would like to put the Title above and a caption below. Intuitively (though I know how troublesome intuition can be in something like LaTeX), I should be able to do as below: \...
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Vertical spacing of a table cell

I want to tabulate formulas, but I find that the lines of the table cells are too close together, and this is aesthetically unsatisfactory. Example (formulae copied from wikipedia): \begin{tabular}{|...
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Can a table include a horizontal dashed line?

In a normal table, you can use the \hline command to draw a horizontal line. I am trying to make this line a dashed horizontal line. I have found the package dashrule via this answer, but this only ...
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How to use itemize in Table environment

I want to create a table like the picture below, and i wish to itemize the lamba_1 > lamba_2 > 0 using 'item style', which is the cell of each categories. Can someone help me?
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Best way to create an system of equations environment?

I am trying to write a few systems of equations, and I want the terms to be nicely spaced as below 2x + y + 3z = 10 \\ x + y + z = 6 \\ x + 3y + 2z = 13 Now, using some ...
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How can I automatically calculate sums in a LaTeX table?

Sometimes I would like LaTeX to automatically calculate sums (or other simple arithmetic) for me, eg. in a table. I would like to ensure that when I update the table, I don't accidentally forget to ...
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The space between the table and its caption is very small

I have a table written like this: \begin{table} \centering \begin{tabular}{|l||c|c|} \hline&Column 1&Column 2\ \hline\hline cell1 & cell2 & cell3 \\ \hline ...
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Is there a tool to make a complicated Table like this one (“Auswahlliste” from “Pahl/Beitz Konstruktionsmethodik”)?

I’m developing a product as a part of my thesis for my university in Germany. We are supposed to use standard methodology for decision making. One of the tools is called “Auswahlliste”. (I don’t even ...
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Vertical table lines are discontinuous with booktabs

I created a table in LaTeX, but there are some problems with the borders. The borders remain open whereas I want them closed. Also, in the last row, I want the vertical line gone, ie I want just one ...
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Evenly distributing column widths

Consider the following hunk of code: \begin{tabular}{| c | c | c | c | c | c | c | } \cline{2-7} \multicolumn{1}{c}{} & \multicolumn{3}{|c|}{Fantastical aardvarks} & \multicolumn{3}{c|}{...
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How to merge cells vertically

Is it possible to create a table like this one? The usual structure of tables I use looks like this: \begin{table}[H] \begin{adjustbox}{width=\textwidth,center} % \begin{adjustbox}{center} ...
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How can I reproduce this table with thick lines?

I'm trying to reproduce this table: (apologies for the terrible cameraphone pic) I don't know how to get the slightly thicker leftmost and topmost line. Here's a minimal example of what I have so ...
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How to center column values in a table?

How can I center the column values in this code? \documentclass[conference]{IEEEtran} \begin{document} \begin{table} \centering \begin{tabular}{|p{2.5cm}|p{2.5cm}|p{2.5cm}|} \hline ...
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Why not use vertical lines ('|') in a tabular?

My question is a follow-up to the answer to a follow-up question, to be found here. ;) I'd like to know why one would advise against using vertical lines (via |) in a tabular (i.e. in \begin{tabular}{...
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How to make table with rotated table headers in LaTeX

I saw a table created in PowerPoint and wanted to know how to do it in LaTeX. The table is shown below. The aspects of the table that I'm most interested in are the rotated table headers as well as ...
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Table layout with tabularx (column widths: 50%|25%|25%)

This code produces a table with three centered column: \begin{table}[htbp] \centering \begin{tabularx}{\textwidth}{| c | c | c |} \hline Alpha     & Beta     & Gamma   ...
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How to diagonally divide a table cell … properly?

There have been many threads discussing solutions to the task of drawing a diagonal line in a table cell. There are also two packages to do this, slashbox and the better looking makecell with its \...
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Wrap text around a tabular

I would like to wrap some text around a tabular as the figure shows. Do I have to use minipage and fix the width of the table, and the width of the text on the left hand? Isn't there a simpler way?
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Importing csv file into latex as a table

I am using the \csvautotabular function to import data from a csv file. It has worked beautifully; however, I only want to import certain columns from the file. How can I exclude certain columns? ...
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Diagonally divided table cell [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Diagonal lines in table cell I'd like to include a table of numbers in my document. Those numbers are defined by two parameters n and k, and I'd like to achieve a presentation ...
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Methods to edit column order in an existing LaTeX table?

What is the best way of editing an existing LaTeX table? I need to swap the order of two columns and can't think of an efficient way of doing this. My table is a long creature of the following ...
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How to produce a list of prime numbers in LaTeX

I would like to write a LaTeX script that produces all the prime numbers between the numbers n and m, where n < m. How can I do this? I feel it should not be that hard, but I cannot seem to program ...
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How to adjust a table to fit on page [duplicate]

I have the following latex table: \begin{table}[ht] \centering \begin{tabular}{rlrrrrrrr} \hline & X & MASHvstRap & MASHvsBEEML & tRapvsBEEML & frequency & Mash\_mean & ...
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Dotted line instead of \hline in table environment

I am trying to get a dotted line in the table instead of \hline, but I can't get the output. arydshln and dashrule packages are available to get the dashed line, but I can't find any packages to get ...
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Table in the shape of an arrow

Is it possible (and not too difficult) to draw a table in the shape of an arrow? I think it's best explained giving an example: I'd like to draw a table almost exactly like this. However, the 2nd, ...
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Partially coloring cell background with histograms

Excel has a cool feature called "data bar" conditional formatting that allows the user to partially fill a cell background to create histograms based on cell contents. Here is a screen clip example ...
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Diagonal lines in table cell

I need this table: (each row and column should have the same height and length, last cell should be divided by diagonal line). I tried the following code: \documentclass[11pt]{article} \usepackage[...
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How can I use a table generated by R in LaTeX?

I have a LaTeX table generated like this, \begin{table}[ht] \begin{center} \begin{tabular}{rrrrrrr} \hline & 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 5 & 6 \\ \hline 1 & 181.21 & 169.01 &...
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Insert image and list inside a table

I am trying to add both an image and list inside a table but I face various problems. As shown in the picture, the image is above the first horizontal line and also the lists are not properly oriented,...
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How to force table caption on top?

I have a table which works ok...as per example below. But in the thesis, the right column is centered and caption forced to below table. Is there a way I can make it look like? \documentclass[12pt]{...
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Professional-looking tables with alternating row colors?

Both the Booktabs documentation and the Small Guide to Making Nice Tables provide some nice rules-of-thumb for making professional-looking tables (e.g., no double rules, no vertical rules, etc.) Q: ...
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Table rowspan and colspan

I need to create similar table using LaTeX: I have tried to use \tabular and \multicolumn, but every time I get something wrong. I want: Fixed width columns and fixed height rows; Centered cells (...
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vertically align text in table in LaTeX

Probably a straightforward problem. Why is the final column not center aligned vertically? Here is the code I'm using: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{array} \begin{document} \begin{table}[h] ...
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Vertical alignment in table: m-column, row size - problem in last column

Unfortunatly, I have a problem with m-columns (array package) in tables with adjusted row height. Somehow in the last column (only there) the text is not centered vertically. Check it out: \...
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Fixed column-width table with text left-aligned in cells

\section{Section Title} %label{8.4.47} \subsection*{Some note on Section} \begin{footnotesize} \begin{tabular}{p{2cm}|p{4cm}|p{3cm}|p{3cm}} Heading 1 & Heading 2 & Heading 3 & Heading 4 \\...
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Parametrize shading in table through TikZ

I wanted to do some shading in a table according to its values. For example, if you see the table below: a b c d a 90 10 0 0 b 0 80 10 10 c 0 0 95 5 d 0 10 5 85 I want to shade ...
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How do I fill table cells with a background color?

I'd like to fill the cells of a table with a background color. How can this be done?
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How to rotate landscape table page in PDF?

Currently I am using \usepackage{rotating} \begin{sidewaystable} \begin{tabular}...\end{tabular} \end{sidewaystable} to typeset landscape tables, which works great. But I want to rotate that page ...
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How can the margins around a table set to 0pt?

I need to put a table inside another table, and would like to set the outside margins of the inner table to 0pt. How can I do this (in particular for tabularx, but hopefully this would be the same for ...
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Automatic table row numbers

Is there any way to get automatic row numbers in table? For example, if I define table contents as \begin{tabular} % black magic column definition \rownumber & foo\\ \rownumber & bar\\ ...
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Difference between \\ and \tabularnewline

What is the difference between \\ and \tabularnewline? Is it same as the difference between \\ and newline? Is \tabularnewline preferred over \\ when creating tables?
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How to vertically center text with an image in the same row of a table

I want to create a table with multiple rows of the following form: a cell that contains text and then multiple cells that contain images. The text should be vertically centered and the contents of ...
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How to draw a double \hline in a table without interrupting vertical lines

I need to draw a double line after the first row in a table, but when using \hline twice, this interrupts the vertical lines: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \begin{tabular}{|c|c|c|} \hline ...
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Column-wise break of extra wide tables

I have to plot geochemical data tables that are like this table , i.e. with a header column, but that have much more sample columns. When having too many columns, the table has to be broken at a ...
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Shrink table to fit on a page, or keep it as it is

I am using \resizebox{\columnwidth}{!}{% ... %} to fit a table which might be too wide onto a page by scaling it down. However, my problem is that if the table is smaller than the column width, it ...
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Problems with \toprule and \midrule in a table

Having the following siunitx table code in LyX, for each occurrence of \toprule and \midrule I obtain an error message: The control sequence at the end of the top line of your error message was ...
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tabular input by columns (i.e. transpose a table)

I would like to be able to transpose a tabular(x) table like in the following example. It is not necessary to be completely automated, but I don't want to change the data order, which is a painful and ...
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How to refer a figure as a table?

I have a question regarding LaTeX .. I have a table from an excel file which I print screened and posted as a figure in LaTeX. However, I want to make it a table. Problem is, the particular table has ...
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Misplaced \noalign

Unfortunately I cannot solve the error with noalign on my own: ! Misplaced \noalign. \hline ->\noalign {\ifnum 0=`}\fi \hrule \@height \arrayrulewidth \futurelet... l.12 ... &...
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How to align table headers differently than all other table cells?

I'm using fixed-width columns with my table, and using both longtable and booktabs packages (as well as tabularx because of \newcolumntype command). In my table, I'll have lots of number data in ...